PZI Open Mind Retreat - Spring 2022
Commonweal Center, Bolinas CA
The Welcoming World: Spring Belongs to Not Knowing
Thursday Eve through Sunday Noon
April 21st – 24th, 2022
*We have no space left. We are wait-listing in case of cancellations. Do add your name with Sacha. We are keeping the group size limited because we want to be safe with covid still in the picture.*
**Get in touch with Registrar Sacha Kawaichi if you have questions or to be added to the waitlist.**
In Bolinas, the grey whales are migrating north with the calves close in, pelicans fly by like royalty, osprey carry fish and hermit thrushes pass through. Foxes are stealing shoes, small badgers are peeping out of holes, the ocean is breaking on Duxbury reef, and the great forces carry us too, as we had hoped.
In the field of meditation we welcome a spring that is larger than our difficulties or fears. There is a joy and renewal. We don’t have to get back into life. We are there already.
Join us, we’re looking forward to it, and there are limited numbers, so sign up early.
About PZI Open Mind Retreats
Pacific Zen Institute’s Open Mind retreats come out of our impulse to make a Zen meditation retreat that is native to American culture. When we take away the barriers to understanding, things just naturally shine.
This is a residential retreat held in a beautiful place on the ocean with a simple feel, and wonderful food. There will be sitting together, koans, teaching, walking on the beach, poetry, conversation, writing and time to find out what our lives might be like without our usual stories. We will do exercises that help our attention to deepen. We will make discoveries and our lives will open.
This is a retreat that people find has a powerful effect on their lives and their understanding, both of the practice of the inner life and of the world of work and personal interaction. It has the deep strength of an intensive meditation retreat inside a form that works for people with all different levels of meditation experience. It has a flexible schedule that makes it work well for those who would like to bring a partner or a friend. No particular background in spiritual practice is required.
Bring a notebook.
Also, if you want to paint or draw or play an instrument, you can bring your gear.
You may check in any time after 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 21st. Dinner is at 6:00 p.m. It would be good to arrive and be set up in time for dinner.
Transportation from the Airport to Bolinas:
For anyone arriving from out of town, let us know if you want help arranging a rideshare from your location or from the airport to Commonweal. Perhaps we can help you arrange the ride before you book your flights so we can coordinate with others coming from the same airport.
For help with rides, please get in touch with our registrar, s[email protected]
Dragon-Mandated Covid Vaccination & Testing Requirements for In-Person Happiness Follow.
They are long-ish but necessary to ensure your happiness and well-being:
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